Handicapping the Crippled Handicapping the Crippled

More than thirty years ago, in an essay called "Uncle Tom and Tiny Tim: Some Reflections on the Cripple as Negro," I suggested that cripples emulate the civil rights movement by f...

Aug 1, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Leonard Kriegel

The Port Huron Statement at 40 The Port Huron Statement at 40

On its anniversary, two of its authors assess its relevance for today.

Jul 18, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Tom Hayden and Dick Flacks

Rethinking the Death Penalty Rethinking the Death Penalty

Politicians and courts are taking their cues from growing public opposition.

Jul 3, 2002 / Feature / Bruce Shapiro

Tinkering With the Death Machine Tinkering With the Death Machine

The essential case for the abolition of capital punishment has long been complete, whether it is argued as an overdue penal reform, as a shield against the arbitrary and the irrepa...

Jul 3, 2002 / Column / Christopher Hitchens

Hunting the Predators Hunting the Predators

Outraged at lenders who prey on the poor, activists are striking back.

Jun 27, 2002 / Feature / Bobbi Murray

Black Unlike Me Black Unlike Me

Historians have made much of the ways that the social protest movements of the 1960s unsettled the morals of the dominant culture, but it is often forgotten that activists themselv...

Jun 27, 2002 / Books & the Arts / John McMillian

Framed by the FBI Framed by the FBI

The $4.4 million damages award in June against FBI agents and Oakland police for violating the constitutional rights of environmental activists Darryl Cherney and Judi Bari, wrong...

Jun 20, 2002 / Editorial / James X. Dempsey

Backbeat in China Backbeat in China

A hundred days ago Wu'er Kaixi was a fugitive.... Yesterday, before an audience of 800 Americans and Chinese at Brandeis University, he showed what brought a 21-year-old Beijing N...

Jun 13, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Jeffrey Wasserstrom

It’s Payback Time It’s Payback Time

Labor-backed politicians are being asked to return the favor in union fights.

Jun 13, 2002 / Feature / David Moberg

Fighting the Gay Right Fighting the Gay Right

They're here...they're queer...they're conservative!

Jun 13, 2002 / Feature / Richard Goldstein